common wayfaring tree

viburnum

Latin name:
Large, upright, bushy, relatively fast growing deciduous shrub (H 3-5 m, W 3-4 m). Crown broadly ovate to rounded, dense. Bark on young shoots light brown-grey, slightly hairy, later grey to brown-grey, glabrous. Leaves broadly egg-shaped (8-14 cm), somehow leathery, rough, mid to dark green, lighter and densely hairy beneath. Flowers in dense, half-round inflorescence, simple (1 cm), white. Flowering period: May. Fruits elongate globose (0,8 cm), fleshy, bright red to black-blue. Attracts butterflies, bees and birds. Undemanding shrub, grows well in ful sun or half-shade, in dry to moderately moist soils, also in calcareous soils.
  • Decidious have woody stems (i. e. tree trunk and branches) and are also called woody plants or trees. Leaves are normally broad, soft and thin.

  • Woody plant, normally branched at the ground level into several side stems, usually lacks of a dominant stem. Tree top can be of different shapes, dense or thin, symetric or uneven. Most shrubs reach a height of 1 to 2 metres, but some can grow much higher (up to 8 m); some can grow into very low or carpet-like forms.

  • The plant develops new leaves or needles every spring, which dropp off in autumn. Herbaceous plants can die completely in above ground section and grow back in the spring.

  • Plant can in otherwise appropriate environment survive cold down to - 23 °C.

  • These plants grow well in sun or in partial shade. Usually they tolerate more sun and heat if given enough moisture; in partial or light shade they need less moisture.

  • Porous or dry soils are normally light and loose, there is no stagnant water but relatively quickly flows in deeper layers; such ground are more airy and warmer, yet drier and usually contain less humus and for such undergrowth it is often to for drought to appear (e. g. rockgardens, walls, by paths and roads, on gravel, also on gravel surface in towns and close to buildings ...), plants of such undergrowth need well-drained soil, they tolerate drought but cannot tolerate constant moisture or even flooding.

  • Among described plants in this category we marked those, which are particulary resistant (to various environmental conditions), do not require much maintanance and thereby suitable fot planting in public areas.
  • Fruits of these plants are not edible for humans, so are not to be consumed. They may have important ornamental value or provide food for some wild animals (e. g. singing birds). Regarding edibility and/or healing power we are not liable, in this matter seek for professional guidance before consumation or usage.

  • Leaves or needles of many deciduos plants change colour in autumn before falling mostly to yellow, orange and red shades. Distinctive autumn red or similar colouration may also appear in some evergreen plants, which leaves/needels do not fall off in autumn. Autumn coloration depends on general condition of a plant, maintanance, weather and site. Usually leaves colour more intensely if dry autumn and if differences between day and night temperatures are greater, as well as on dry, sandy soils with less nitrogen. Among grown ornamental plants there are numerous varieties with especially intense or diverse autumn colour than by the basic species.
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Viburnum lantana |40-60|P16

SKU 00006223
Produced in P16
Height 40-60 cm
On stock
3.30 €
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Viburnum lantana |80-100|C2

SKU 00006347
Produced in C2
Height 80-100 cm
On stock
11.10 €
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